Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale - Ninkasi Brewing Company
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3.08/5 rDev -18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a big 22oz brown bottle into a glass. A dark chocolate brown, appears caramel colored and more transparent around the edges. Almost no foam in the pour, but it appears a few seconds later, maybe a third of an inch of brown stout foam.
Smell is not overpowering, but I can smell it from a foot away. Sweet like malted milk. Shortly after the pour, the smell fades away.
Very, very complex flavor. Starts a little bit sweet, quickly overwhelmed by an alcohol sting, which then transitions to increasingly more pronounced and more floral hops, leaving a hops-and-alcohol aftertaste. Some over-roasted barley underlies the whole thing. A+ for craftsmanship and complexity, but the flavors that end up dominating are not pleasant IMHO.
This beer demands to be sipped slowly - between the 7.2% ABV and the sharp hoppiness, you would not be well advised to consume in quantity. Mouthfeel is interesting between the alternating flavors, but so many sharp flavors predominate that this doesn't weigh in its favor in my rating.
This would be a fantastic beer for someone (for example, the one raving about it sitting next to me.) Just not for me.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2010 03:35:52 | More by MadTown1000
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Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
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